East Japan Railway Company (JR East) recently launched a new campaign that aims to bring more people to Tohoku, and help support the region’s revitalization after the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the area in 2011 (almost 10 years ago).
The campaign is opening with an exclusive Shinkansen journey from Tokyo station to Shin Aomori station on April 3, 2021, which JI Core 50 Member and popular YouTuber John Daub will be live streaming on his ONLY in JAPAN * GO channel so anybody around the world can enjoy!
The campaign is also offering 100 international residents the chance to join John on the special train with a 15,000 YEN application fee. If you are selected, you will not only get to board the train, but also receive a 5-day JR EAST Pass – Tohoku area (original price 20,000 YEN), a Welcome Suica and some other great perks!
If you are selected, the conditions will be to participate in several ceremonies at each arrival point while boarding the special train on April 3, post one or more times on any social media site about your experience, stay at least one night in one of the six prefectures in the Tohoku region, and fill out a questionnaire after your travels.
Check out the Japan Today press release below for further details:
To apply and check the terms and conditions for participation, please refer to the link below:
We hope to see you on board, either virtually or in-person!